Strangely, I haven't been terribly hormonal during this pregnancy--especially the teary, sad hormonal. However, I woke up Thursday morning, and I quickly went from in a mild pleasant mood to totally pi$$3& off. And what made me that way? Clothes. I hated everything about wearing clothes Thursday morning. It started with the socks that are difficult to put on because I can't bend over and reach my feet like I used to. Couple that with the fact that my feet are so swollen, so I feel like I'm trying to put socks on humongous sausages. Then, I realized that I had to put some kind of lining on in order to wear my bra (breast pads to hide my gigantic nipples) and a panty liner in my underpants (for CM). The bra is already uncomfortable enough on its own. Then, I ran out of pants that fit. That is the straw that broke the camel's back. My husband could hear me cursing from downstairs, so he came to my rescue, but I was really against wearing any clothing whatsoever. I almost said "Screw it. I'm not going to work. I'm going to sit right hear on the couch in my birthday suit all day long." I found myself wishing that there were some sort of law allowing pregnant women to walk around in the nude as much as they want. I also thought a mumu sounded really wonderful. Anyway, hubby rescued me by quickly cleaning a pair of pants that did fit. Frankly, I think I scared him. Anyway, I thought it was time we started another "VENT" thread. So here's my vent. Please share! Help me see I'm not alone.
I'm with you in the clothing department! Today was my last baby shower and I couldn't find anything that fits. All of my shirts are too short, too tight, or I'm just sick of. I don't own any pants that fit, just capris and it's starting to get chilly. I even wore yoga pants to work one day and luckily nobody commented on it. My hair is awful because the stylist was in a hurry. I attempted to paint my toenails today on the front porch, I'm sure all the neighbors got a kick out of it! I get diarrhea after every meal, so hemmies are back in full force. Walmart screwed up my lenses for my glasses, so I guess I'll be stuck in contacts in the hospital. Let's see... what else.... I'm TIRED!!!! That's my vent!
I'm having the postpartum clothing blues. I've lost 26 lbs since having the baby a week ago, but nothing fits (except for one pair of pre-pregnancy jeans, but it's too hot to wear them) and some of my maternity pants are light colored and I don't want to wear them in fear that I may bleed and leak out of my pad so I'm stuck with wearing one pair of pants. A pair of black cotton capris. They are super comfy, but I am so tired of having absolutely nothing to wear and not to mention having to wash them every single day so I can wear them again the very next day. It's so depressing!!
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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I'm with you on the clothing vent! Her head is so low it's torture to wear any pants, so I'm stuck in skirts ... and I hate skirts most of the time. I've stopped caring if my belly is hanging out under my shirt. Thankfully I'm on leave, so that I don't have to worry about meeting dress code.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
Oh I'm with you ladies...I've outgrown my mat shirts. My belly is so low and pointy the bottom sticks out & I look terrible/trashy. So I wear my mat jeans and you can see the panel but that's better then stretch marks.
I have about three bottoms that still fit me that aren't shorts, and none of them are very nice anymore :/ Most of my maternity shirts are too short, too. I don't want to buy any more. Oh well, people at work will just have to see my same three bottoms over and over again
Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008
Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011
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I'm in the same boat! All my shirts are too short and all my pants cut into my belly since he's so low now. PP attire caused me similar stress, maternity clothes were too big and my normal pants were always uncomfortable on my C-section incision, shirts were too short to properly cover the deflated belly.
Yeah, maternity pants are a complete rip off. Half of mine are already too small and nothing ever fits well, regardless of how it's designed (large band of elastic, big fabric panel, stretch elastic on the back). I told my husband that whoever designs a pair of maternity pants that are comfortable and fit the way they are supposed to throughout the pregnancy will instantly become a billionaire. My only idea is to wear "rotund" men's dress pants with suspenders. In fact, I just stumbled across a pair of "maternity suspenders". Check out this link: http://www.suspenders.com/maternity-...FYEj7AodJ2qwcA. Hmmm......
I hear you on the pants. All of a sudden my pants & even my "granny" panties are too tight. Not to mention the weather here has cooled down quite a bit & I only have 1 long pair of pants that fit. Since the wedding yesterday even my tennis shoes are too tight. Quite a few of my shirts are too short but I still have some of those.
I remember PP. It was miserable trying to find something to wear. I had a special event to go to about 4 or 5 months after last time & I melted down because I couldn't wear what I wanted. Now don't get me wrong... I had lost a ton of weight but my body just wasn't the same shape.